WHIO TV - Samantha Manning

The clock is ticking for Congress to make sure funding for the aviation industry doesn’t run out at the end of the year.

The money is needed for everything from safety improvements to filling critical staff shortages.

Over the summer, the House passed the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, but it’s been at a standstill in the Senate.

Members of a House subcommittee on Thursday heard from the aviation industry about the urgent need to get the bill passed in full.

Much of the testimony focused on the need to address air traffic controller shortages.

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